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Windsor construction death is Ontario’s sixth this month

DCN-JOC News Services
Windsor construction death is Ontario’s sixth this month

WINDSOR, ONT.Ontario has suffered its sixth construction death in the month of December, with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development confirming that a worker has died following a demolition incident in Windsor on Boxing Day.  

The ministry reported the death Tuesday (Dec. 29). Emergency crews were called to a construction jobsite on Cantelon Drive after 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26 following the collapse of a wall under demolition. The worker was reported to be 24 years old.  

Ministry inspectors and an engineer are investigating the incident. Seven orders and one requirement were given to the employer, A1 Quality Concrete, Demolition and Excavation, and two requirements were issued to the building owner, 2616766 Ontario Limited. 

The ministry investigation is continuing. 

The previous deaths this month occurred in London (two workers killed in one incident), Toronto (two workers killed in separate incidents) and Oshawa.

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Ben Scipione Image Ben Scipione

Time to step up the quality of training and attention to who is conducting the training. Only trained and actual instructors that have actually conducted the work physically should be the ones who instruct other workers.

We are saddened by these fatalities, our deepest condolences to these workers families on the loss of their family, friend, colleagues.

We must demand these changes to take place in order to ensure these events do not happen again.


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